RainCamp Speakers: Does it Really Matter? You're Already Signed Up, Right?

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Dumb and Dumber

Ben and Bob....

From late 2009 through early 2011 ActiveRain took RainCamp around the country on a multi city tour of Awesome. If you had the misfortune pleasure of being able to attend RainCamp with us for one of these live, in-person events you had the misfortune opportunity to see Ben Kinney, and me, Bob Stewart on stage sharing internet marketing advice.

So, it should be no surprise to you that our last two speakers for RainCamp are Ben and me. It could be a disappointment, but it's no surprise! And the best part about this RainCamp is that it's online........so in addition to being able to watch and join from your couch, bed, office, kitchen, wherever.....you won't have to actually stare at Ben and me for the duration of the event.

We've been a staple of all the RainCamps and as much as everyone else here at ActiveRain, Market Leader and in the real estate industry in general wish that we would just shut up and crawl back under the rocks from which we came, it's not happening this time. We still have a little bit left to share.

What are we going to talk about? Does it really matter? You're already signed up for RainCamp because of the other four great speakers we have. We purposely announce Ben and Me last so that you have as little time as possible to back out. You've cleared your schedule.......we have you right where we want you! haha!

When we did the live RainCamps, one of the things we liked to do was experiment with different kinds of content. And by experiment, I mean Ben and I would get together the night before RainCamp and throw out a presentation or two from the previous show and add in a new one. We very rarely slept the night before and our masterpiece would come together at some point between 3 and 4 am.

Procrastinators you ask? (how dare you suggest that!!) Not even close! We prefer to use every last minute of our prep time to bring you the best content possible. (OK, that could be a stretch.........). Do we have our presentations ready for Thursday? Of course we do! Could it change between now and then? There's a decent chance.

I Promise.......

Here's what I can promise you. You'll learn something! Or you'll at least be forced to consider some things about your real estate business that you've never considered before.

I was thinking about doing a little piece on 5 (or maybe 4 or 6.......or 13) things on which real estate agents waste their time. There are ways that you can get more efficienct in your business, yet so many agents piddle around with crap that doesn't produce leads, appointments, and ultimately income. (paperwork would be a huge one......are you still handling all of your own paperwork?? I implore you to stop!!)

One of the things I learned while creating this presentation was that trying to pin down Ben on what he is going to talk about is a waste of my time. So my number one piece of advice for you (if I decide to go that route) will be to not attempt to pin Ben down on content any sooner than 3 or 4 am the night before RainCamp........although, that's probably not going to help your business. So maybe I'll have to come up with something else....

Oh the pressure!!

(I promised you wouldn't have to look at our faces, so instead of putting up pictures of Ben and me, I put up the picture you see......enjoy!)

And if you haven't registered for RainCamp yet.......what the heck is the matter with you? Just click that little link over there and away you go

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Bob Stewart
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Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

I would love to see you guys hose a Raincamp in Seattle. We'd all come to you guys. No excuses about cost. Book it, and they will come. Giant tour of AR Headquarters!!! Do it!

Aug 28, 2012 12:50 PM #14
1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Already registered.... sure am looking forward to seeing you and Ben.. :) 


Aug 28, 2012 01:13 PM #15
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I did!

Sure, I registered!

It is my the very first one and I'm looking forward to it.


Aug 28, 2012 01:32 PM #16
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Bob, you and Ben never disappoint! I'm thinking you saved the best for last :) And love Nino's idea!!!


Aug 28, 2012 01:42 PM #17
What Not To Renovate - Milan B.
Palm Coast, FL
We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs

I'm looking forward to this event with jammed packed information that can be used immediately.

Aug 28, 2012 01:59 PM #18
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Bob - Dreamy voices, huh!?  I must have missed that at all the Rain Camps I attended. LOL

Looking forward to it.

Aug 28, 2012 02:17 PM #19
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Bob, waiting for THE event of the year - Best of The Best. Thank God we don't have to see you........:-).

I remember Ben was in Boston RainCamp in 2009 - and I still miss those live RainCamps - so what if we have to stare at you, we are focused on learning, you see.

Aug 28, 2012 02:51 PM #20
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Bob, signed up and ready to go! Can't wait for the ideas to flow!

Aug 28, 2012 08:49 PM #21
Wayne Bennett
One Home Team Realty/Charlotte,NC 704-293-3931 - Charlotte, NC
Real Estate...As It Should Be

My first Rain Camp...can't wait

Aug 28, 2012 10:17 PM #22
Harry F. D'Elia
Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have to agree with Nino-book a RainCamp in Seattle and people will come. Great excuse to get out of Dodge.

Aug 28, 2012 10:51 PM #23
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker
Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska - Kearney, NE
Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940

Since it is online...any chance of it being "dvr'd" and able to watch at a later date?  I will be out of the office and will not have computer access while it is on...

Aug 28, 2012 11:26 PM #24
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Bob - you have the style you sure do... It is a fun read. I also think that moving the RainCamp into a virtual space was a good idea, that came with a delay

Aug 28, 2012 11:36 PM #25
Larry Story
Total Care Realty - Greensboro, NC
Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate


I will be with Debe in Charlotte so glad to see you guys again.  

Aug 28, 2012 11:54 PM #26
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

So I guess I can't say, "will 'see' you there. But, maybe I will hear you there! Looking forward to it!

Aug 29, 2012 03:09 AM #27
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


Brenda has a good idea.  I think we should have an online Raincamp icon.  The line is up great and I can't wait to hear about the 25 ways we waste time.  I have a longer list(45) where I love to do instead of work.


Aug 29, 2012 03:57 AM #28
Karen Baker
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty - Sunset Beach, NC
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...

Bob ~ Ha ..I was right!! BEN and Bob .. ....

Online RainCamp from the comforts of my home with no one to disturb me ... Camera ...Action...

Aug 29, 2012 10:51 PM #29
Christina Ehli
RE/MAX Platinum - Brighton, Michigan - Brighton, MI
RE/MAX Platinum Brighton MI Real Estate Agent

Bob, this will be the highlight of my week.  Can't wait! I love your sense of humor, Bob, and all of your strikethroughs above. I am a new active "rainmaker" and am loving the rain. 

Aug 29, 2012 11:03 PM #30
Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

We all spend some time on not money making activites ina week but I feel the few minutes a day I spend on the rain are well spent as I'm making great connections across the US, these unknown friends have helped with answers and referals...

Aug 29, 2012 11:17 PM #31
Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco

See you in a few minutes

Aug 30, 2012 01:31 AM #32
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Thanks for sharing all ofyour knowledge on real estate

Sep 02, 2012 07:21 AM #33
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